Computer thefts and privacy: some administrators get it

Several computers were stolen in a school district in Newfoundland & Labrador. Not normally terribly exciting news any more, unless it happens to be your school district, although the President of the Federation of School Councils there actually seems to get it:

In both cases, data were password-protected, although Hoskins said that offers little comfort.
“There’s always people out there that can hack into any type of system, no matter how secure or what protocols are put in place. So I think it’s a serious issue that has to be addressed,” she said.

In this case, chances are the “password protection” is little more than a requirement for a username and password to be able to log in. Something I try to impress on every high school co-op I have: if I have physical access to your computer, that can’t stop me. It’s nice to see senior administration anywhere acknowledging this.